from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small genus of trailing or shrubby perennials, of the natural order Leguminosœ, with unequally pinnate leaves, umbellate heads of yellow flowers, which have the stamens free from the vexillum and the anthers uniform, and a sessile, many-ovuled ovary with an inflexed style: natives chiefly of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia; the horseshoe-vetches.

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  • n. species of Old World herbs or subshrubs: horseshoe vetch


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